Some women may be at a higher risk for ovarian cancer due to medical or family history. While being at higher risk doesn’t mean you will get cancer, regular screening and follow-up can help you identify cancer early and receive effective treatment. The experts at the University of Miami Health Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic can help put your mind at ease and provide quick, safe, and effective treatment when needed.
Who is a Candidate?
If you have a family history of ovarian cancer, you may benefit from care and testing at the Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic.
What to Expect
At your first appointment, you will have a full evaluation to determine your risk for ovarian cancer. Your evaluation will include:
- A physical and pelvic exam
- An assessment of your medical and family history
- Ultrasound to examine the ovaries and uterus
Based on your test results, your physician will create a screening plan to fit your needs. You may also need genetic counseling to check for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
An ultrasound or blood test may be recommended every six to 12 months for women who are high risk. Your physician can also discuss the risks and benefits of having your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. The decision to undergo surgery is highly personal and will impact your ability to have children.
Why Choose UHealth?
Care designed with women in mind. Our obstetrics and gynecology experts provide research-backed care that is tailored specifically for each woman. We help make care more convenient — offering advanced in-office procedures, the latest diagnostic tests for fast results, and access to comprehensive women’s health services for women of all ages — all in one location. Our highly-trained physicians and staff are sensitive to the needs of every woman, so you can feel comfortable and confident in your care and treatment.
The future of medicine is happening now. From diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, physicians work in teams to diagnose and treat each patient, using the latest technology and innovative approaches in their field. UHealth patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the most recent discoveries that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside.
Greater access to UHealth specialists. With more than 30 clinical sites across South Florida, UHealth patients are able to receive the excellence of academic health care without leaving the area.
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